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Man Drives Pickup Truck Through Black Lives Matter Protestors In Newton

The truck drove through a crowd of demonstrators that had gathered outside Newton City Hall Tuesday. (Google Maps)
The truck drove through a crowd of demonstrators that had gathered outside Newton City Hall Tuesday. (Google Maps)

Police in the Boston suburb of Newton have cited a man for driving his pickup truck through a group of young Black Lives Matter demonstrators.

The man, identified only as a 55-year-old Needham resident, was cited for operating a motor vehicle so as to endanger and failure to use care when starting a motor vehicle, police said.

Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller said the altercation, which was captured on video, happened Tuesday after a group of mostly school-age protesters demonstrated peacefully outside City Hall.

Fuller said the man verbally confronted the demonstrators as he left the city building, then drove his pick-up truck "aggressively toward the demonstrators" even though there was another exit available.

The mayor said no one was hurt. Organizers say 60 or so attended the rally, including young children.

This article was originally published on July 09, 2020.

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